West York, Pennsylvania

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West York, Pennsylvania

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High Points

West York strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% West York Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% West York Well-Paid Single Women
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% West York Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 16% West York Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of West York, Pennsylvania

Comparing West York to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Pennsylvania (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 9
Senior Citizens 4 3
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Age of the Population 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 4
Portion of People Married 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 8
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Short Commute Times 5 5
Working at Home 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 9
People Living Alone 9 8
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
Housing Recently Built 1 4

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West York Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles W of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 45 miles N of Baltimore, Maryland
County York
Metro Area York
Standard Zip Codes 17404
Phone Area Codes 717
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.952
Longitude -76.751

West York Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Distance 16.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.2 inches
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 64 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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West York Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 4,321 100%
Male 2,021 46.8%
Female 2,300 53.2%
Under 18 1,090 25.2%
18+ 3,231 74.8%
65+ 598 13.8%
Median Age 34.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 4,051 93.8%
African-American 121 2.8%
Asian 7 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 13 0.3%
Other 59 1.4%
Mixed Race 70 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 128 3%

Estimated West York Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 4,230
Growth -91
Growth % -2.1%

West York Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.6%
US/American 19.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.4%
Irish 4.6%
Italian 4.5%
English 4.2%
Pennsylvania German 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Welsh 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
European 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
French Canadian 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
Austrian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Norwegian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Czech 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Haitian 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West York 4,321 $41,574
Dover 1,815 $46,086
Jacobus 1,203 $52,500
Loganville 908 $47,266
Seven Valleys 492 $45,000
Yoe 1,022 $40,833
York 40,862 $30,762
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1. Brooklawn, New Jersey 83.8   30.6% 13.2% 7.9% 23 $47,891 7% 9.7% 2,354 7.3% 71.4 0.1% 9.8
2. Highspire, Pennsylvania 82   37.6% 15.2% 10.3% 21 $40,398 6.4% 13.4% 2,720 10.4% 42.3 0.3% 5.2
3. Clementon, New Jersey 76.6   29.5% 11.1% 11% 32 $50,963 7.2% 17.8% 4,986 11.4% 44.5 0.2% 7
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